Greenpeace, Dalton and Jason...

It's important to look at "breaking News" with a careful eye. Like if you hear that Stockwell Day will be opening the gay games, check around before you run with it. So when news of Greenpeace endorsing Nuclear power in the Tar Sands extraction process, you have to know its a hoax.

Or maybe you are just dying to get some cred for Dalton McGuinty and his Liberal "We don't stand for anything" government. So our buddy Jason posted to facebook this...

"Jason Cherniak Dalton McGuinty (and all Liberals who support nuclear power) will be celebrating tonight http://bit.ly/67vkDK @KyleHarrietha"
That was a good one, see Jason use to blog and now I wish he still did. I mean it would have been priceless reading about Dalton "I mean nothing" McGuinty being vindicated by Greenpeace...

In true pit-bull fashion, Jason admits, "wasn't sure when I posted it, but it's too good a story to ignore".

Its kinda like the Liberal Party of Canada's contest that saw a couple too many, inappropriate depictions of Harper, appear on the official LPC website.

I guess you could say, All's fair in Love and War.


Parker new Mayor of Texas

Houston did it

There's a new sheriff in town....

No kidding, now the forth largest American city has a woman as Mayor and guess what, she is a lesbian. Take that Mr. Richard Keith "Dick" Armey. Armey once called out gay congressman Barney Frank, "Barney Fag".

City Controller Annise Parker made history Saturday by being elected Houston's first openly gay mayor, seizing 53.6 percent of the vote in the hotly contested race. - Proud Parenting

Parker a Democrat was running against another Democrat for the Mayor's job. Her opponent, Gene Locke looked to take advantage of Parker's sexual orientation. Two key Locke supporters were found to have contributed money to an anti-gay organization that was mailing leaflets condemning gays and lesbians and Parker's endorsement by queer groups.

Looks like it did not work...


Harper's contempt for democracy

It appears that the New Democrats have had more than one reason for withdrawing from Afghanistan. The LPC got us into the mess and the HarperCons extended it. Now the Tories are finding out that bluster does not always get what you want. They shamelessly attacked the credibility of a Canadian diplomat in an effort to protect themselves. What they never expected was the support this diplomat would receive after such an attack. They should have seen it coming.

You may recall that in the lead up to the 2006 election, Harper said, we didn't have to fear him because the bureaucracy and the the supreme court would temper him, ie keep him in line. (not an exact quote, I have been looking for it but can not find it.) He has since showed us his disdain for both these bodies.

He has refused to act on a Supreme Court ruling ordering the government to repatriate Khadr and now he and his Ministers have publicly attacked a senior career diplomat.

Harper has also decided not to seek assurances from other Nation states that Canadians will not be subject to the death penalty, erasing a long standing Canadian position being that we don't have a death penalty in Canada so Canadians abroad or extradited are entitled to protection.

So Harper has shown contempt of the Supreme Court, of our diplomats and today he and his government are trying to prevent uncensored documents from being provided to Parliamentary committees saying that the Canada Evidence Act takes priority over elected parliamentarians.

The speaker ruled today that Parliament trumps the Canada Evidence Act! Thanks to Kady O'Malley of the CBC for this today.

see also: Parliamentary showdown on torture documents


LPC says good bye to winning anything

The LPC has just said goodbye to seats in BC and allowed an in for the NDP in the 416 area code, while solidifying NDP seats in the rest of the province. HST passes in the House of Commons.

Just how silly can the LPCers get?

CBC News Alert HST vote passes in House of Commons

A majority of MPs have voted in favour of a harmonized sales tax for Ontario and British Columbia, passing a ways-and-means motion to combine the GST and provincial sales tax in those provinces. The Conservatives, Liberals and Bloc Québécois supported the motion, while the NDP opposed it.